Collection by Sara Ost

Modern Home Facades

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While we can all heed that age-old axiom, "Never judge a book by its cover," we're swooning over the façades of these homes. Whether your design curiosity is piqued by the sight of a cozy abode tucked in the woods or an urban dwelling built on a bustling city street, you'll enjoy the exterior inventiveness of these homes.

Nicknamed the Floating Farmhouse, this 200-year-old home inspired one former copywriter to delve into architecture as a...
The perforated concrete panels on the façade of Casa Delpin.
Seen here from the south, Villa van Vijven’s orange facade is meant to mimic the tiled rooftops of Holland’s country...
Terunobu Fujimori's Charred Cedar House, completed in 2007.
Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on...
The concrete volumes of the upper and lower floors are independent to allow expansion and compression.
A family in Hamburg, Germany, turned a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home with a few exterior...
Oakland, California, doesn’t want for stately old Victorian houses, but heritage and zoning regulations often make them...
Viewed from a good distance down the slope running to the Union River, the Maison Amtrak is clearly oriented toward the...
“People scold us if we don’t raise the kite,” says Holm (sitting with Kiehl,).
When he became the dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture in 2004, Mark Robbins made a plan to help the...
What drew Seth Grosshandler and Kim Wainwright to their 20-acre property in rural Hillsdale, New York, were the...
Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the...
In this Facade Focus on brick, Tom Verschueren, of Mechelen, Belgium-based DMVA Architects, created a closed...
In a Melbourne suburb, a family of four redefines “interior design” with a private house that doubles as a public art...
In the story A Little Bit Country, we learn "the couple initially planned to build a neotraditional farmhouse, which is...
David Barragan and Jose Maria Saez call their Pentimento House "an architecture to be naked to connect with its...
Among the first Passive Houses in France, this bamboo-clad farmhouse by the Parisian firm Karawitz Architecture only...
A bricklayer's daughter, Desko grew up on construction sites.
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